I have a baby tooth that is still in even though I’m 27. I had it checked, and there isn’t and adult tooth even under it. Can a dental implant stand in for it if there’s not adult root there?
Morgan S. – New Jersey
You’ve actually hit on the whole point to dental implants. They take the place of a missing tooth root. When you have a congenitally missing tooth, a dental implant is a great option. Your implant tooth will be much more secure.
Though baby teeth can last an entire lifetime, they don’t always and you likely don’t want to “worry” of losing your tooth in the back of your mind. It’s almost like waiting for the ax to drop.
Talk to your dentist. Make sure he has training in dental implants. It’s an advanced procedure, so you don’t want just anyone doing it.
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